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Colloquium (Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture): David Papineau

February 7 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Each colloquium will be held on Wednesday from 4:15 P.M. to 6:15 P.M. in rooms 9-204/9-205, except as otherwise noted.


February 7th • Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture
David Papineau (CUNY Graduate Center | King’s College London)
“Kinds and Essences: Taming Metaphysical Modality”

Abstract
Many kinds involve a ‘super-explanatory’ property that accounts for their instances sharing many other properties. I shall conjecture that such super-explanatory properties lie behind the idea of a de re necessary property, that is, a property that it is metaphysically impossible for some given entity to lack. I shall elaborate this suggestion not just for chemical kinds, but also for biological kinds and particular objects.

Details

Date:
February 7
Time:
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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Website:
https://philosophy.commons.gc.cuny.edu/spring-2018-colloquium-schedule/

Venue

9204/9205

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